The Bearded Collie is said to be a direct descendant or the Polish Lowland Sheepdog, when dogs of this breed were shipwrecked off the coast of Scotland. A correctly balanced Beardie possesses great agility and speed as he is a herding dog and should exhibit the essential ability to turn and quarter quickly and the desire to “cut” and herd the sheep.
Furthermore there should be strong “reach” and drive from the hindquarters and the entire structure of the Bearded Collie should allow this dog to perform tight turns and long straight runs with equal alacrity and great speed.
The coat of the Bearded Collie should be regularly brushed or it will mat rather quickly. Colors are usually white and gray or fawn and gray although blacks and blues mixed with white markings are also common.
The Beardie is often even a bit rambunctious and it has become part of the reputation that he presents to the Dog Show world.
The Bearded Collie: A loving and protective dog perfect for the family
The Bearded Collie, also known as the Beardie, is a British bred dog that descends from both the Polski Owczarek Nizinny Dog and the Highland Collie. It is a working dog that was bred to work with livestock such as sheep and cattle. This breed is known for its long, silky, fluffy fur coat. Its coat colors come in slate, blue, gray, brown, white, black, and sand.
Temperament and characteristics of the Bearded Collie
This is a very sweet dog that makes a great family pet. They are happy-go-lucky and very affectionate. They also work great in multi-pet families and are very fond of children. You may not need dog harness for this type.
Regular health care and grooming of the Bearded Collie
To groom and care for this breed you will need to brush their long coats daily to keep them free of matting fur and debris. The best training methods for this breed are ones that are firm but not overly domineering. This is a relatively healthy dog breed, however, they are prone to hip dysplasia.